Lottery Gives Three Residents Chance at Low-Cost Housing
Rachel Nava Rohr

Three Island residents walked away from the Tisbury selectmen’s meeting this past week with the opportunity to buy a home close to downtown Vineyard Haven for a dramatically reduced price.

It’s been two years since Island Housing Trust began the affordable housing project at 150 State Road. The Dukes County Housing Authority organized the lottery, held this past Tuesday night.

Read More

Selectmen Gripe About Dinghies at Owen Park Beach
Louisa Hufstader
Tisbury select board member James Rogers has taken aim at the proliferation of dinghies on the beach at Owen Park.
Read More

Tisbury Eyes Higher Rubbish Fees, Expands Outdoor Dining
Louisa Hufstader
Between a collapsed market for recyclables and rising expenses for collection, Tisbury is paying more than $100,000 a year to dispose of refuse — costs that are supposed to be paid for by user fees.
Read More

Tisbury Recoups Some Pandemic Expenses
Louisa Hufstader
Massachusetts is making good on its promise to repay towns for costs incurred as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic this spring. Tisbury has received $65,080.
Read More

Pie Chicks Bakery Shifts From Home Business to Retail
Louisa Hufstader
The popular bakery owned by Chrissy Kinsman will open a retail shop in Vineyard Haven later this summer.
Read More

Tisbury School Has Good Bones, Architects Say
Louisa Hufstader
The 90-year-old Tisbury School building has a skeleton of steel, town officials learned this week.
Read More

Payroll Savings, Budget Cuts Steady Tisbury Finances
Louisa Hufstader
Tisbury is in good financial health for the upcoming 2021 budget year, town administrator John (Jay) Grande and finance director Jon Snyder told selectmen Tuesday.
Read More

Tisbury Names New Fire Chief
Louisa Hufstader
Tisbury selectmen appointed a new fire chief Tuesday with none of the formality that is customary when the town names a top public safety official. Greg Leland takes the job July 1.
Read More

Tisbury Selectmen Ponder Fate of Downtown Tennis Courts
Will Sennott
The fate of the public tennis courts off Church street in downtown Vineyard Haven remains undecided, after selectmen agreed Tuesday to ask the town historic commission and open space committee for ideas about what to do with them.
Read More

Tisbury Allows More Aquaculture
Louisa Hufstader
Tisbury selectmen granted a second aquaculture license for town waters Tuesday, conditionally approving a license for Jeffrey Canha to raise oysters in Lagoon Pond.
Read More

Pages